Central Coast Documentary Maternity Photography
Rach and the kids were tucked up inside when I came round on this miserable winter's day. There was a howling southerly blowing and the wind was like ice, so her warm fireplace was a welcome relief from the wild weather outside.
The kids started quietly, colouring in and following mum around the house. They soon enough warmed up to me (and the camera!) and the usual chaos that follows three siblings under six ensued. They fought for mummy's attention, clambering over each other to get closer to her, wanting to love her and feel her love in return. Rach has the most beautiful nature. She is so calm and relaxed, she had time and so much love to give to each of her sweet children. I loved watching how the sibling birth order affects their interactions. Isla is very much the first born - responsible, calm, maintaining order. Nellie is the wild second child - vying to be the centre of attention and leaving havoc in her wake. Theo was such a typical little mummies boy - happy to be wherever mum was. And tucked up on mummy's warm bed was a great place to hang out on this cold winter's day.
Documentary photography sessions like this allows the kids to wander in and out as they please, no posing or forcing anyone to be in a photo, embracing the beauty and imperfections of small people constantly on the move.